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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:14 pm 
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As part of the 'upgrade' to moo moo , Image

I'm looking for a nice quality 1 inch headset to replace the m part one I've got currently fitted, thinking something retro looking, without blowing a fortune on a chris king, any recommendations or suggestions ?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:25 am 
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Campagnolo Record road headset. Looks the part and is absolutely bombproof, plus it has grease ports on the side so maintenance is a doddle.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:52 pm 
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What's wrong with the m:part ?
Bearing rough?
Poor sealing?
Heavy?

They're not bad headsets really. Just not a trendy brand name ;_)

Canecreek 40 should be good.
Personally just bought a 7 quid cartridge generic VP/cane creek job and looks tidy.
A 40 for the better bike if I can afford it.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Or a Dura ace and silver m:part a:daptor?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:45 pm 
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The M Part one I had turned out to have tiny bearings inside the big assembly, which didn't last long.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:03 am 
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Velo Orange Gran Cru
(I just happen to have one in my FS thread!)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:29 am 
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Fsa orbit x, really pretty in 1" flavour.


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